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Lorazepam - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Lorazepam

Generic Name : Lorazepam
Pronunciation : lor a' ze pam
Latest prescription information about Lorazepam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics
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Why is Lorazepam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety. It slows activity in the brain to allow for mind relaxation.

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When should Lorazepam not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Lorazepam?

PO- The recommended dose is 2-3 mg/day given in two or three divided doses.

How should Lorazepam be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lorazepam?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, seizures, lung, heart or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Monitor liver function and complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Lorazepam?

   Most Common : Dizziness, weakness and unsteadiness.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, memory loss, confusion, disorientation, depression, emotional state, suicidal thought/attempt, incoordination, weakness, convulsions/seizures, tremor, fainting, visual disturbances, slurred speech, change in libido, impotence, headache and coma.
   Respiratory : Respiratory depression and worsening of obstructive pulmonary disease.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, change in appetite, constipation and jaundice.
   Hypersensitivity reactions : Shock.
   Skin : Hair loss.

What are the other precautions for Lorazepam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Lorazepam?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


<>Schedule : HPrescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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etechmaster, United States

Been taking it for years so you can build up a tolerance to it.

ambrosial, India

can lopez-1 tablet be used for insomnia with anxiety with depression for a prolong period of time?

harvious, United Kingdom

I think it's a very useful tablet to treat anxiety,and relax patient,monitor to improve and even stop panic attacks and improve standard of life.

, United Kingdom

I HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR SLEEP INDUCEMENT. I DID NOT FEEL ANY SIDE EFFECT EXCEPT DROWSINESS

davidmc, United States

what is the price for 360?

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